Suzanne (Suzie) Dittenber

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • 251-6875
  • 212 Owen Hall

Suzie Dittenber is a painter, educator, and curator. Her still-life paintings and sculptures focus on the life of an object after it has been cast off. Recent work probes the meaning of books beyond the contents inside, reflecting on use and wear, affection and attachment, and the impact of knowledge gained. Paintings and sculptures bring attention to the embodied qualities of books —their weight, mass, and shape— drawing forth a sense of touch and the hushed environment that their presence evokes.  Suzanne Dittenber received her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, her MFA from the University of New Hampshire, and has completed studies at the New York Studio School and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at Florida State University, Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary, Mana Contemporary, Blue Mountain Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Chiba City Museum Art, and CICA Museum. Dittenber has been awarded artist residency grants at Jentel Arts, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, The Vermont Studio Center, MICA’s Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency in Brittany, France, and the Heliker LaHotan Foundation Residency on Cranberry Island, Maine.

Visit Dittenber's website to view her work.


  • MFA, University of New Hampshire, Painting
  • BFA, Columbus College of Art and Design, Painting

Courses Taught

  • FYS 178: Pigment and Paint: A Transformative History of Color
  • ARTS 310: Plein Air Drawing and Painting for Beginners
  • ART 122: Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 144: Foundation Drawing
  • ART 218: Painting I
  • ART 318: Painting II
  • ART 319: Painting III
  • ART 418: Painting IV
  • ART 374: ST: Color Theory, ST: Portrait Painting, ST: Figure Painting
  • ART490/491/492: Senior Exhibition